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Morgan Pearse


Morgan Pearse is already established as one of the most exciting baritones of his generation.  In 2015/16 he made his debut at English National Opera singing Figaro (Barber of Seville) and returned to sing the role again in 2017/18.  Other recent and future opera highlights include Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Araspe (Tolomeo) in Karlsruhe, Sid (Albert Herring) for the Buxton Festival, Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore) and Figaro (Barbiere di Siviglia) for New Zealand Opera and the State Opera of South Australia, Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) in a concert performance with the Auckland Philharmonia, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Opernhaus Zurich as well as covering the role of Billy Budd for the Bolshoi.

Concert highlights include a solo recital at Wigmore Hall, appearances as soloist with the Birmingham Philharmonic, Moscow Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort, Academy of Ancient Music, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Newbury Festival, Huddersfield Choral Society, King’s College Choir Cambridge and Messiah with the Tasmanian, West Australian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. During the 2014/15 season Morgan was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio where his roles included Papageno (The Magic Flute), Yamadori (Madame Butterfly), Anthony (Sweeney Todd) and the cover of Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte). He went on to perform Figaro in Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles for Wolftrap Opera in Virginia.

Morgan Pearse studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where he won the prestigious Lies Askonas Prize. He was selected by YCAT in 2013 and won the Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. He won the Cesti competition in 2016 and has since appeared regularly at the Innsbruck Festival for Early Music.

Performances with state opera south australia